An Indigenous scholar writes that Indigenous peoples have historically recognized multiple gender identities, which they believe are a result of divine intervention.
Native Americans are struggling to find sage for their spiritual practices as the plant is being overharvested for sale to the wider public.
After 40 years living under a federal law that denied Maine’s Wabanaki Nations the ability to govern themselves, the tribes have been left out of the prosperity other tribes have attained.
As the Kansas City Chiefs prepare to take on the Philadelphia Eagles, The Conversation takes a critical look at some of the biggest news stories from the past NFL season.
Treatment has a high success rate. Getting problem gamblers in the door – and getting them to complete a full course of therapy – is another matter.
Lake Powell’s existential crisis is a unique opportunity to save a treasured landscape.
Unrelenting poverty, underemployment and historical trauma all contribute to the health challenges faced by Indigenous Americans.
The right is explicitly laid out in the same treaty that led to the Trail of Tears.
Wilma Mankiller’s groundbreaking tenure as chief of the Cherokee Nation introduced the US to the power of Indigenous women’s leadership.
A case before the Supreme Court will determine whether a federal law meant to protect Native American children from being forcibly removed from their families is constitutional.
Geographic, cultural and political identity are all part of being Indigenous.
Indigenous language instructors struggle to keep their languages from becoming lost.
A new report disputes the heritage claims of Native American activist Sacheen Littlefeather. A scholar explains why scrutiny over alleged ethnic fraud is essential.
America’s selective colleges and universities become less diverse if the Supreme Court shoots down affirmative action in higher education, an expert on the subject warns.
A lack of data prevents governments and agri-food organizations from knowing what kinds of supports should be provided to reinvigorate Indigenous agricultural economies.
Native Hawaiians see Mauna Kea mountain as sacred. Scientists use its summit for research. A new policy called co-management may help resolve this land conflict and similar ones across the US.
Columbus’s was the last of at least seven discoveries of the Americas.
Organizers across the US are finding innovative grassroots strategies for helping people thrive. Many of these ventures emphasize working together as part of communities and collective systems.
A historian of the residential schools explains how religion played a key role in assimilationist systems for Indigenous children in Canada and the United States.
As a women’s rights activist, Nina Otero-Warren fought for the right for women to vote in New Mexico. Now, her image is featured on the US quarter.